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Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video

16/04/2018

Visitor safety in Tasmania's national parks and reserves has received a major investment with a suite of projects, including a new feature video on bushwalking preparation and safety.More

Draft Frenchmans Cap Recreation Zone Plan 2018

12/04/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has released the Draft Recreation Zone Plan 2018 for the Frenchmans Cap area.More

Redeveloped Lake Tahune Hut now open

12/04/2018

A locally designed and built, energy-efficient and sustainable hut is now welcoming bushwalkers at Lake Tahune on the Frenchmans Cap Track in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.More

New banners for Deal Island Museum

05/03/2014

Seven banners interpreting the stories and images of the Deal Island lighthouse will feature in the Kent Group Museum on Deal Island in Bass Strait, thanks to the Wildcare Inc group Friends of Deal Island.


The new banners were made possible from funding by the Arts Tasmania Small Museums and Collections Program to develop the Kent Group Museum Interpretation Plan.  The program provided the assistance of a roving curator and graphic designer. The museum, Tasmania’s most remote small museum, is located in the former superintendent’s cottage on Deal Island. The museum includes stories and images of some of Australia’s earliest maritime history. The Deal Island lighthouse dates from 1848 and is the highest lighthouse in the southern hemisphere.


The five double-sided and two single-sided interpretation banners include stories and images of the lighthouse, the 1890 visit to the Kent Group islands by the Victorian Field Naturalists, the wreck of the Karitane, the ‘Erith Mob’ and works by artists Fred Williams and Philip Wolfhagen.


The banners were launched last week at a function at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, attended by The Friends of Deal Island, Arts Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Service, Wildcare Inc, Heritage Tasmania, Marine Heritage Tasmania, Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery, Small Museums Tasmania and descendants of lighthouse keeper families.

New banners for Deal Island Museum

Wildcare Inc board members Will Forsyth and Sally Salier with one of the banners.

New banners for Deal Island Museum

A banner tells the story of the shipwreck of the Karitane.